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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Accused Of Copying Harry Kane's 'Dangerous Technique'

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Accused Of Copying Harry Kane's 'Dangerous Technique'

Joel Ward ended up on the floor after colliding with Hojbjerg.

Daniel Marland

Daniel Marland

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has been accused of copying Harry Kane's 'dangerous technique' after leaving Joel Ward on the floor during Tottenham Hotspur vs Crystal Palace.

Spurs ran out comfortable 4-1 winners as they look to climb back into contention for the Champions League places.

While the game will be remembered for Gareth Bale and Kane's performances, fans have spotted an alarming moment involving Hojbjerg and Ward.

Both men contested for a header and while Ward was high in the air, he came back down on Hojbjerg and hit the ground hard.


The Danish midfielder was facing the action and had his eyes on the ball, but many think it shared similarities to Kane's 'backing in' technique.

Kane has been accused of attempting to 'back in' to his opponents on purpose this season with a number of examples provided.

It's something that many believe needs to be stopped before a player gets seriously injured from it, with Kane himself injuring his ankles vs Liverpool back in January.






Jose Mourinho's side sealed victory thanks to a pair of braces from Kane and Bale, with the duo in hot form right now.

The Portuguese coach discussed Bale's hot form and revealed he is over his 'psychological scars' after arriving on loan from Real Madrid with an injury.

"I'm very happy, he is a fantastic player and I'm so happy to work with a player like him," he told BBC Sport.

"Nobody challenged him. We just supported him.

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"I found psychological scars. When you have a couple of seasons with lots of injuries I think it is not about the muscular scars but the psychological scars - that brings fears and instability.

"There is a moment when you are working very well and everyone around you is giving everything we can give, there is a moment where that psychological barrier has to be broken. And he broke it. It was him, not us. We just supported him."

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Topics: Tottenham Hotspur, Football, Harry Kane, Crystal Palace